Andy and Carmen Castillo attended Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Andy received a Master of Divinity and Carmen received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The couple served at Hispanic Baptist Church in Grand Rapids and in 2005, they were led to the missionary ministry. Andy and Carmen joined World Reach in 2005 and departed for Honduras in 2007, where they serve with their three sons: Andrew, David and Ethan.
Andy and Carmen are passionate about three things: the local church, sharing the Gospel, and church leadership development. As missionaries, they feel that everything they do should revolve around the local church. They are heavily involved in their local church, Centro Familiar Cristiano (“CFC”). Andy is part of the pastoral team at CFC and coordinates the Finance Committee and the Children’s Ministry. He also leads a family group and coordinates community service projects. Carmen is part of the Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and the Family Group Ministry.
To reach children in the community, Andy and Carmen are also involved as volunteers with Operation Christmas Child. This has opened doors to reach children with the Gospel and also provides networking opportunities with pastors that leads to new Mobile Bible Institutes. Andy teaches in the World Reach Mobile Bible Institutes in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Please pray for Honduras. In Central America, it is the fasted growing region in terms of criminal activity, including drugs, gangs, and kidnapping for ransom. Also pray for the overall political instability in Central America and that God would provide much needed discipleship training in the local churches of Honduras.